as thousands upon thousands of average Americans once more take to the streets and exercise their constitutional rights, to reclaim their government from an out of control congress and an inept administration.
The ‘Tea Party” Protests are alive and well in cities and towns across the nation, as citizens from all walks of life express outrage at the governments mishandling of the financial crisis that now grips our nation, and the administrations attempt to change the basic principles, of a free and open society and the seething anger of fat-cat politicians recklessly spending tax payer money with little accountability has ignited a firestorm of protests and has finally awakened the sleeping giant…the American tax payer.
What was once considered a local grass-roots protest has suddenly exploded into a nationwide movement, and while the mainstream media tries to down play the protests, it has never-the-less become big news across the nation, thanks in part to the Internet, and talk radio, which has galvanized average Americans, reminiscent of the original “Boston Tea Party” that tried to force the colonies to buy British tea, when the colonies refused, King George III, the Prime Minister North and the British Parliament passed the “Tea Act”…taxing the colonial merchants and forcing them to buy British tea.
Ironically, the parallels of 1773 and the “Tea Party” Protests of today, are strikingly similar in that the “Tea Act” was passed to save the British East India Company from going out of business, exactly what President Obama is doing today, bailing out corrupt and mismanaged industries with taxpayer money…instead it ignited a smoldering anger that finally erupted, after the Governor of Massachusetts demanded that the British tea tax be implemented, and the cargo be unloaded, from the three British ships docked in Boston Harbor.
On the night of December 16th 1773 a band of men calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty”, dressed as Indians quietly boarded the three British ships and dumped over 45-tons of tea into the harbor…and the railing cry across the colonies once again became "No Taxation Without Representation"…and what followed of course was the American Revolution.
Obviously, America today is at a crossroads, from a self-serving government much like the British Parliament of 1773, only this time rather then “Taxation Without Representation", it is now “Bailouts and Corruption at the Taxpayer’s Expense”.
And much like those beleaguered colonists of 1773, today's taxpayer isn't going quietly into the night, they're finally fighting back, against a government that has all but abated the principles of our Founding Fathers, the millionaire politicians of today that now reside in the nations’s capital, would rather spend trillions of taxpayer money and drive us deeper into debt, and impose punitive resolutions, targeting “greedy workers” and taxing their income at 90% , to cover-up, their own misdeeds?
Imagine if you will a government singling out a segment of the citizenry and creating a special “law” to punish them…how chilling is that? It’s reminiscent of what took place in the early 1900’s in Russia, and later in Italy and Germany.
Astoundingly, the Treasury Department and not the congress seems to be the ones dictating where taxpayer money should be spent, in direct violation of the Constitution, which specifically details that congress is ultimately responsible and not the Executive Branch, add to that Treasury Secretary Geithner’s request for more power in overseeing private financial institutions, that I suspect will eventually include every business doing business with the government, and perhaps someday every business in the country.
We’ve already witnessed the Attorney General, of New York State, Andrew M. Cuomo,
grandstanding and threatening to release publicly the names of the AIG Executives, irregardless of the fact that there’s no known investigation taking place, and as far as we know no laws have been broken, yet the Attorney General, the highest law enforcement agent in the state, is threatening to go public…where I come from that’s called extortion.
These executives were entitled to receive “contractually legitimate” bonuses from their employer, AIG…what is the motivation of the Attorney General to release those names publicly, knowing full well that threats have made to their well being…what purpose does it serve, other then to divert attention from an inept congress followed closely by a power hungry administration that knew of the contracts and approved of them…BEFORE TAXPAYER FUNDS WERE GIVEN.
And while seemingly “spontaneous protests” by ACORN (remember them), in front of the homes of those executives have been reported by the mainstream media, a sidebar to this story however has been cleverly omitted, in that those “spontaneous protests”, are actually being funded and organized by SEIU ((Service Employees INTERNATIONAL Union), who along with ACORN and a program entitled “Muscle for Money” contracts and pays people to “protest” whatever cause furthers their agenda. In truth they’re a hardcore political activist group that has a vested and financial interest in this administration success, specifically the hundreds of billions of taxpayer money currently propping up the auto industry from bankruptcy, and of course the restructuring and dismantling of labor laws that now makes public one of America’s most cherished rights and a cornerstone of democracy…the secret ballot, and our right to vote in private.
Let me be clear, I have no problem with, and in fact encourage every citizen to exercise their right to protest and assemble…however when political activist groups use intimidation and try to mislead the public with phony “spontaneous protests” and the mainstream media either promotes it or simply doesn't do its job in ferreting out the truth…then it is up to us to expose them.
All one needs to do is look at history as a guide post, to understand how freedom’s are eventually lost in a time of “crisis”…class-warfare, massive government intervention into private industries, usurping whatever written laws exists, such as a constitution.
For those that are interested in reclaiming their country back to what our Founding Fathers envisioned, I urge you to join this grass-roots movement. There are “Tea Party Protests” springing up all over this nation…let your voices ring out, loud and clear…and if you can't find one in your area…START ONE!